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DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA)
Beneish M-Score
-2.69 (As of Today)

The zones of discrimination for M-Score is as such:

An M-Score of less than -2.22 suggests that the company is not an accounting manipulator.
An M-Score of greater than -2.22 signals that the company is likely an accounting manipulator.

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc has a M-score of -2.69 suggests that the company is not a manipulator.

DVA' s 10-Year Beneish M-Score Range
Min: -3.52   Max: -0.76
Current: -2.69

-3.52
-0.76

During the past 13 years, the highest Beneish M-Score of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc was -0.76. The lowest was -3.52. And the median was -2.61.


Definition

The M-score was created by Professor Messod Beneish. Instead of measuring the bankruptcy risk (Z-Score) or business trend (F-Score), M-score can be used to detect the risk of earnings manipulation. This is the original research paper on M-score.

The M-Score Variables:

The M-score of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc for today is based on a combination of the following eight different indices:

M=-4.84+0.92 * DSRI+0.528 * GMI+0.404 * AQI+0.892 * SGI+0.115 * DEPI
=-4.84+0.92 * 0.9331+0.528 * 1.0445+0.404 * 0.9432+0.892 * 1.1209+0.115 * 0.9981
-0.172 * SGAI+4.679 * TATA-0.327 * LVGI
-0.172 * 0.9654+4.679 * -0.0588-0.327 * 0.9597
=-2.69

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

This Year (Sep14) TTM:Last Year (Sep13) TTM:
Accounts Receivable was $1,469 Mil.
Revenue was 3251.824 + 3172.489 + 3042.776 + 3063.209 = $12,530 Mil.
Gross Profit was 925.29 + 925.951 + 863.004 + 935.377 = $3,650 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $4,178 Mil.
Total Assets was $18,101 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2,359 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $576 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,224 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,598 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $8,381 Mil.
Net Income was 184.122 + 147.683 + 183.289 + 212.278 = $727 Mil.
Non Operating Income was -1.246 + -95.855 + 1.698 + 3.45 = $-92 Mil.
Cash Flow from Operations was 847.9 + 262.391 + 419.107 + 354.187 = $1,884 Mil.
Accounts Receivable was $1,404 Mil.
Revenue was 2999.586 + 2871.673 + 2829.582 + 2477.853 = $11,179 Mil.
Gross Profit was 904.252 + 857.353 + 868.691 + 770.394 = $3,401 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $3,381 Mil.
Total Assets was $16,827 Mil.
Property, Plant and Equipment(Net PPE) was $2,048 Mil.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization(DDA) was $499 Mil.
Selling, General & Admin. Expense(SGA) was $1,131 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,453 Mil.
Long-Term Debt was $8,181 Mil.



1. DSRI = Days Sales in Receivables Index

Measured as the ratio of days’ sales in receivables in year t to year t-1.

A large increase in DSR could be indicative of revenue inflation.

DSRI=(Receivables_t / Revenue_t) / (Receivables_t-1 / Revenue_t-1)
=(1468.563 / 12530.298) / (1404.05 / 11178.694)
=0.11720096 / 0.12560054
=0.9331

2. GMI = Gross Margin Index

Measured as the ratio of gross margin in year t-1 to gross margin in year t.

Gross margin has deteriorated when this index is above 1. A firm with poorer prospects is more likely to manipulate earnings.

GMI=GrossMargin_t-1 / GrossMargin_t
=(GrossProfit_t-1 / Revenue_t-1) / (GrossProfit_t / Revenue_t)
=(925.951 / 11178.694) / (925.29 / 12530.298)
=0.30421174 / 0.29126378
=1.0445

3. AQI = Asset Quality Index

AQI is the ratio of asset quality in year t to year t-1.

Asset quality is measured as the ratio of non-current assets other than plant, property and equipment to total assets.

AQI=(1 - (CurrentAssets_t + PPE_t) / TotalAssets_t) / (1 - (CurrentAssets_t-1 + PPE_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)
=(1 - (4178.435 + 2359.203) / 18101.416) / (1 - (3381.408 + 2048.235) / 16827.319)
=0.63883279 / 0.67733167
=0.9432

4. SGI = Sales Growth Index

Ratio of sales in year t to sales in year t-1.

Sales growth is not itself a measure of manipulation. However, growth companies are likely to find themselves under pressure to manipulate in order to keep up appearances.

SGI=Sales_t / Sales_t-1
=Revenue_t / Revenue_t-1
=12530.298 / 11178.694
=1.1209

5. DEPI = Depreciation Index

Measured as the ratio of the rate of depreciation in year t-1 to the corresponding rate in year t.

DEPI greater than 1 indicates that assets are being depreciated at a slower rate. This suggests that the firm might be revising useful asset life assumptions upwards, or adopting a new method that is income friendly.

DEPI=(Depreciation_t-1 / (Depreciaton_t-1 + PPE_t-1)) / (Depreciation_t / (Depreciaton_t + PPE_t))
=(498.927 / (498.927 + 2048.235)) / (576.067 / (576.067 + 2359.203))
=0.19587565 / 0.1962569
=0.9981

6. SGAI = Sales, General and Administrative expenses Index

The ratio of SGA expenses in year t relative to year t-1.

SGA expenses index > 1 means that the company is becoming less efficient in generate sales.

SGAI=(SGA_t / Sales_t) / (SGA_t-1 /Sales_t-1)
=(1224.346 / 12530.298) / (1131.431 / 11178.694)
=0.09771084 / 0.10121316
=0.9654

7. LVGI = Leverage Index

The ratio of total debt to total assets in year t relative to yeat t-1.

An LVGI > 1 indicates an increase$sgai= in leverage

LVGI=((LTD_t + CurrentLiabilities_t) / TotalAssets_t) / ((LTD_t-1 + CurrentLiabilities_t-1) / TotalAssets_t-1)
=((8380.903 + 2597.631) / 18101.416) / ((8181.434 + 2453.126) / 16827.319)
=0.60650139 / 0.63198184
=0.9597

8. TATA = Total Accruals to Total Assets

Total accruals calculated as the change in working capital accounts other than cash less depreciation.

TATA=(IncomefromContinuingOperations_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(NetIncome_t - NonOperatingIncome_t - CashFlowsfromOperations_t) / TotalAssets_t
=(727.372 - -91.953 - 1883.585) / 18101.416
=-0.0588

An M-Score of less than -2.22 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator. An M-Score of greater than -2.22 signals that the company is likely to be a manipulator.

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc has a M-score of -2.69 suggests that the company will not be a manipulator.


Related Terms

Altman Z-Score, Piotroski F-Score, Accounts Receivable, Revenue, Gross Profit, Total Current Assets, Total Assets, Property, Plant and Equipment, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Selling, General & Admin. Expense, Total Current Liabilities, Long-Term Debt, Net Income, Non Operating Income, Cash Flow from Operations


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DSRI 1.051.35240.66560.92271.07790.95280.93161.05270.980.7256
GMI 1.01331.0291.03370.96031.03451.00941.0570.92430.98031.049
AQI 0.95541.25910.98160.95770.97230.97360.96961.09211.20850.9517
SGI 1.13451.36591.64121.07861.07521.07931.01811.08241.21611.437
DEPI 1.03041.26250.81270.99160.9960.99891.02921.06071.01340.7985
SGAI 1.05121.06041.05641.00420.75280.9691.05661.10631.06870.92
LVGI 0.92331.15070.9230.9210.96320.91551.04920.98631.03010.9602
TATA -0.0803-0.0418-0.00060.0041-0.0346-0.0328-0.0447-0.0792-0.0348-0.0669
M-score -2.68-1.93-2.21-2.48-2.44-2.58-2.74-2.74-2.41-2.65

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
DSRI 0.9570.92060.980.91670.83020.75060.72560.7770.88460.9331
GMI 0.87110.89070.98031.02341.05761.06481.0491.05391.0411.0445
AQI 1.09071.10081.20851.1921.1611.07130.95170.95670.92940.9432
SGI 1.15381.16371.21611.30591.39261.49871.4371.30671.21261.1209
DEPI 1.06541.02121.01340.93110.85490.79980.79850.86650.93230.9981
SGAI 1.11191.06391.06871.00460.93390.94040.920.9290.97150.9654
LVGI 0.94970.99521.03011.0481.04410.98320.96020.94650.96630.9597
TATA -0.0718-0.0486-0.0348-0.0435-0.04-0.0614-0.0669-0.0593-0.0558-0.0588
M-score -2.75-2.66-2.41-2.42-2.40-2.50-2.65-2.66-2.66-2.69
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